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Orchid

Object Details

Title:

Orchid

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

New York, New York, United States (Place Created)

Date:

negative 1982; print 2005

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2016.57.834

Dimensions:

39 × 38.4 cm (15 3/8 × 15 1/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Credit Line:

Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Object Description

One long stem full of small, spotted orchids in a glass vase curving downward in a graceful arc toward the left side of the composition.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Perfect Likeness (June 21 to September 20, 2015)
  • Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center at UCLA (Los Angeles), June 21 to September 20, 2015
Bibliography
Bibliography

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Galerie Watari, 1983), unpaginated.

Mapplethorpe, Robert.Robert Mapplethorpe: Ten by Ten (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1988), pl. 26.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 179.

Ferguson, Russell. Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition (New York: Prestel, 2015), p. 22.